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Unemployment rate drops slightly in Kern County

Posted at 10:22 AM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 14:16:14-05

According to the State of California Employment Division, the unemployment rate dipped slightly in November compared to the same time last year. The unemployment rate of 6.4% for November 2019 was slightly lower than the 6.5% in November 2018.

That is still significantly higher than the state of California's unemployment rate of 3.7% for California and 3.3% for the nation during the same period.

Manufacturing saw a loss of 300 jobs compared to November 2018, with construction and financial industries seeing a loss of 200. Education and health services saw the biggest increase with 2,900 new jobs, followed by leisure and hospitality adding 1,500.

The data provided by the State of California Employment Division is not adjusted for seasonality. The November numbers are preliminary and are subject to change following a final report.

Kern County - Labor Force and Industry Employment Summary by Anthony Wright on Scribd